Watch: Vibrant Republic Day rehearsals at Kartavya Path in Delhi
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will be the chief guest at the annual parade this year. Sisi is set to be the first Egyptian and the fifth West Asian leader to witness the country's mega event.
Dress rehearsals for the Republilc Day were held in Delhi at the Kartavya Path on Monday. Other programmes, including a tribal dance, were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The rehearsals kicked off at 10:30am. In the video shared by news agency ANI, a mechanised infantry squad led the ‘Nag’ missile system. The clip also showed 'Rudra' formation by Indian Army helicopters. It consisted of two ’Dhruv' and two ‘Rudra’ helicopters. The one-minute video can be seen ending with a shot of the ‘Akash’ missile system.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will be the chief guest at the annual parade this year. Sisi is set to be the first Egyptian and the fifth West Asian leader to witness the country's mega event. A total of 23 tableaux, including 17 from states and UTs, and six from ministries and departments will roll down the Kartavya Path, the Ministry of Defence informed on Sunday.
List of states set to display their tableaus on Republic day:
2. Arunachal Pradesh
4. West Bengal
5. Jammu and Kashmir
7. Dadar Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
10. Uttar Pradesh
14. Andhra Pradesh
15. Tamil Nadu
List of tableaux of ministries ready to showcase their achievements on R-Day:
1. Ministry of Culture
2. Ministry of Home Affairs (Central Armed Police Forces)
3. Ministry of Home Affairs (Narcotics Control Bureau)
4. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (Central Public Works Department)
5. Ministry of Tribal Affairs
6. Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (Indian Council Agriculture Research)
(With ANI inputs)